Then Organizations Helped
Create a Vision

Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity and Income Movement joined forces with these local activists to create a strategy for organizing an annual event with a global reach.

And the World Was Ignited

With a well designed set of tools and assets and a clear grassroots organizing plan, the first Basic Income March in 2019 spread across the globe in 6 short weeks, inspiring collaboration and activism across 5 continents.

2019 March
Origin Story

The First March

In April 2019, social worker and co-founder of Basic Income NYC Diane Pagen and 2020 candidate for U.S. Congress James Felton Keith came together to expand education and community activism for universal basic income. Shortly after one successful evening event in Harlem they both agreed more was needed. The march idea was born as a mechanism to include more people, outside in the streets, in a show of force and inclusion for basic income.

Today, the Basic Income March has grown into an event supported by basic income organizations, volunteers, local organizers, candidates, donors, academics and digital strategists from around the globe. We are, all of us and you included, a worldwide grassroots movement for economic change in the 21st century.

Income Movement
JFK and Diane Pagen


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